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  • National football League Week 1 Sept 5th to Sept 9

    09/05/2013 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 232 replies
    THU, SEP 5 TIME (ET) TV Baltimore at Denver 8:30 PM NBC SUN, SEP 8 TIME (ET) TV New England at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS Cincinnati at Chicago 1:00 PM CBS Miami at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS Atlanta at New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Tampa Bay at NY Jets 1:00 PM FOX Tennessee at Pittsburgh 1:00 PM CBS Minnesota at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX Oakland at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS Seattle at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX Kansas City at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS Arizona at St. Louis 4:25 PM FOX Green Bay at San Francisco 4:25 PM FOX NY Giants...
  • Cause of Death in Teen Wrestling Death Revealed

    09/05/2013 10:39:31 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    AP ^ | September 5 | RUSS BYNUM /Associated Press
    The parents of a south Georgia teen found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in a high school gym want federal authorities to reopen a case that had been declared an accident, the family's attorney said Wednesday.
  • Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: 'I love Tim Tebow and I wanted him on the Patriots'

    09/05/2013 9:21:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 09/04/2013 | Michael David Smith
    Bill Belichick makes the personnel decisions in New England, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft has complete trust in his coach. But Kraft sure sounds like he wishes Belichick had found a spot on the 53-man roster for Tim Tebow. Kraft said on CBS This Morning that he was really hoping Tebow would make the team. “I love Tim Tebow and I very much wanted him on the team,” Kraft said. Still, Kraft understands that Tom Brady is the starter, Ryan Mallett is the backup and there just wasn’t room for Tebow on the Patriots’ 53-man roster. “If you look at...
  • Study shows NFL fans get fatter after their team loses

    09/05/2013 7:11:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 5, 2013 | Will Brinson
    Keep a close eye on your cholesterol, Raiders fans. A new study shows that fans of losing NFL teams tend to be more obese than fans of winning teams. Via For the Win's Nate Scott, we learn of Pierre Chandon, the L'Oreal Chaired Professor of Marketing, Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD Business Schoool, and his study of NFL fans and their chunkalicious responses to defeat. “One day after a defeat, Americans eat 16 percent more saturated fat, and 10 percent more calories," Chandon writes. "But on the day after a victory of their favorite team, then it's the opposite. They...
  • NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court

    09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-4-13 | Matt Miller
    In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania. The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA. The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in...
  • Jerry Sandusky prosecutor: No evidence Joe Paterno participated in criminal cover-up at Penn State

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies
    Harrisburg Patriot ^ | 9-3-13 | Charles Thompson
    Another key figure in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case weighed in Tuesday with his take on whether former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was an active participant in efforts to cover up Sandusky's sex crimes. In an interview recorded for CBS 60 Minutes Sports, former Chief Deputy Attorney General Frank Fina said flatly: "I did not find that evidence." That was after Fina stated that he did come to believe, as the state's probe of Sandusky progressed, that former Penn State president Graham Spanier and several of his top aides had tried to interfere with the...
  • Nascar Sprint Federated Autoparts 400 at Richmond Int Raceway Sat, Sep 7 on ABC 5:30 PM ET

    09/03/2013 7:16:15 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 130 replies
  • Dwarf Set on Fire at Party

    09/03/2013 12:13:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Allegations that a dwarf performer was set on fire during an Australian Football League club's end-of-season celebrations were being investigated Tuesday. The league's chief executive Andrew Demetriou has apologised after laughing on ‘live’ television when told of the claims against a St Kilda Saints player, which he said he initially thought were a joke. Blake Johnston and his colleague Arthur Serevetas were reportedly booked by the Saints to entertain players at their so-called ‘Mad Monday’ event this week, but it allegedly got out of hand. Channel Nine said a group of players began using a lighter to set fire to...
  • Angels Could Drop ‘Of Anaheim’ From Team Name

    09/03/2013 7:14:45 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies ^ | September 2, 2013 11:06 PM
    ANAHEIM ( — The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim may soon drop the Orange County city from their official name. The Anaheim City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on new plans to keep the Angels in the city for the coming decades, but dropping “of Anaheim” from the team’s name as part of the deal. New negotiations could mean that the team would start paying the roughly $600,000 each year in upkeep for the stadium. The Angels could also make a multimillion dollar investment to completely renovate the stadium. Under a new deal, the team could also develop land...
  • Todd Blackledge brings 'Taste of the Town' to college football

    09/03/2013 5:39:37 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 1 replies
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | 8-28-13 | Kent Wolgamott
    Todd Blackledge won a national championship, quarterbacking Penn State to the 1982 title, played six years in the NFL and has been a nationally televised college football analyst for nearly two decades. But for the past six seasons and heading into a seventh, Blackledge has been best known, or at least most recognized, as “a food guy.” In 2007, Blackledge began a “Taste of the Town” segment on each of his game broadcasts. He goes to a restaurant tied to football — he went to Misty’s in Havelock on his only trip to Lincoln — or an off-the-beaten-path, must-eat place,...
  • Trayvon Martin's father leads FAMU football team onto Citrus Bowl field before opener

    09/02/2013 2:11:10 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 1, 2013 | Chris Hays
    Trayvon Martin’s father led the FAMU football team onto the field before the Rattlers’ season opener Sunday at the Citrus Bowl, embracing his role as honorary captain this season. .. “It feels good just to be a part of that, man. I had a son that used to go to FAMU and Trayvon wanted to go to FAMU,” Martin said immediately after taking the field.
  • Brian Banks Fails to Make Falcons Roster (Spent 5 Years in Prison for False Rape)

    09/02/2013 1:12:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Sunday, Sep 1, 2013
    Banks still might have a future in Atlanta, media sources reportThe Atlanta Falcons have waived Brian Banks, a Los Angeles linebacker who was imprisoned for five years after being convicted of a rape that never happened. Banks, 28, spent five years in prison and five years on probation following his conviction of rape and kidnapping charges a decade ago. The woman who made the charge when Banks was a 16-year-old football standout later recanted her accusation. The conviction was overturned by a California court last year.
  • US swimmer Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

    09/02/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Doogle · 26 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 09/02/13 | foxnews
    Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage on Monday, arriving in Key West two days after starting her 110-mile trek. Nyad, 64, unsuccessfully tried to swim the Florida Strait four times, mostly recently in 2012. The New York City native’s latest journey began Saturday morning when she jumped from the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. As she closed in on the Key West shores, a couple of hundred people gathered on the beach to watch her make the final leg...
  • Boxer Tommy Morrison of "Rocky V" fame dies at 44

    09/02/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | September 2, 2013
    Tommy Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Monday. He was 44... He was a prodigious puncher whose bid to fight in the 1988 Seoul Olympics ended at the hands of Ray Mercer, who later dealt Morrison his first professional loss. He had a starring role in "Rocky V" alongside Sylvester Stallone. And perhaps most memorably, Morrison tested positive for HIV when the virus still carried a significant stigma, only to declare later the test was false...
  • Golfer sues club after being attacked by crocodile in sand trap

    09/02/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    upi ^ | Sept. 1, 2013
    NEW YORK, - A Long Island, N.Y., man filed suit against a Mexican golf resort after be lost two fingers to a crocodile after chipping out of a sand trap. Edward Lunger, 50, Holtsville, said he was grabbed by a croc that had been hiding in the nearby bushes and clamped down on his arm. Lunger told the New York Post the Iberostar Cancun Golf Club knew the croc was prowling around but did nothing more than hang some yellow tape around its hideout. "That means 'Grounds under repair' in America," said Lunger, who was rushed to a hospital where...
  • Driver's girlfriend slaps Max Papis

    09/02/2013 6:43:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 1, 2013 | Marty Smith
    Max Papis told that he suffered a dislocated jaw following Sunday's Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario, when another driver's girlfriend slapped him on the left side of the face in a post-race rage. Papis did not know the name of the female who struck him, but said she was driver Mike Skeen's girlfriend.
  • Immelman locks up PGA Tour card

    09/01/2013 8:27:54 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9-1-13 | n/a
    Trevor Immelman rallied to win the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday at Sycamore Hills to lock up a PGA Tour card in the Tour Finals opener. Immelman, the South African who won the 2008 Masters, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under-par 66 and a one-stroke victory over Patrick Cantlay. "There's no doubt this is huge for me," Immelman said. "It's been a long, frustrating road for me. It was so disappointing to lose my card. I'm not going to lie, I've struggled since 2008. I've been wondering if I'd be able to get...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 1st, 2013

    09/01/2013 4:58:22 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 33 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | Sunday, September 1st, 2013 | Tom Gresham+
    Subbing for mylife on Labor Day Weekend...
  • Fox News Says Obama Went Golfing After Syria Speech

    08/31/2013 12:25:30 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 32 replies
    August 31, 2013 | Allan J. Favish
    According to Fox News Obama went golfing with Biden after the Syria speech today, Aug. 31, 2013.
  • AP Source: Tim Tebow cut by Patriots

    08/31/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:41 PM EDT | Howard Ulman
    A person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months—and with the regular season just five days away—the quarterback’s chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Patriots had not announced the move. It was first reported by ESPN. Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could be the end of his NFL career. …